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Things are Off Track and I'm Really Scared

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ugh. Double Ugh. I'm feeling off and the scale is reflecting it.

Around last Thursday, I started experiencing some pain in my right hip. I think I've probably just pulled a muscle or something, but it is hampering my fitness efforts. Yesterday I only did around 8500 steps because I am trying to rest it, but it really upsets me to miss my goal like that. I know I need to make sure I don't do something to injure myself further, but...I really love exercising now, for the first time in my life. Also, I'm terrified that one day will become two, and three, and then I'll be 294 pounds again. Intellectually, I know that's a big leap but in my heart, I'm so scared!

Last Thursday, I decided I wanted a cheat day. I had Whataburger for lunch, then for dinner I made panko-breaded chicken strips and sweet potato fries.

Friday I did great on my food.

Saturday, I had Jack in the Box for lunch.

I'm feeling guilty about my 3 splurge meals. The scale is at 204 instead of 201 and I'm tired of being this close to ONEderland but not being there yet. I realize I didn't eat enough to put on 3 pounds, and I'm probably just retaining water from all the sodium in those unhealthy meals. I'm also probably putting on some muscle with CrossFit and that may be making the scale creep up a bit. But when you combine the weight and the food and the slacking off on my fitness and put it all together, I just feel like crap.

I didn't track my food for the last few days either. I'm usually quite religious about it.

So to sum up, UGH.

Today is a new day. I'm going to carefully measure and track everything I put in my mouth. I'm going to CrossFit today but I'm still going to stay relaxed on the steps until my hip is feeling better. Tomorrow is a running day and I do not want to skip.

I am not EVER going back to 294 pounds. Having a few bad days does NOT mean that I am going back to the old ways. I am strong. I can do this.
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    I'd go to my chirorpractor if I was having hip pain. The kind I go to takes care of it in one visit. He's great. Then back to regular exercise in a day or two (or whenever the muscles aren't sore from being back in the right position again).
    You have a plan to stick to- onederland here you come!
    2809 days ago
    You are not going back there. This is just a tiny bump in the road. Once your hip has recovered you can get back to walking and running. You'll be in onederland before you know it.
    2812 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Hang in there. You will get back on track toot sweet!
    2812 days ago
    Just breathe, forget the past and move forward.
    2812 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13705413
    You are still here. And that is something. I took a hiatus for way too long, gained 5 lbs and am thinking the same as you..I will not go back to 281. So I am back measuring and tracking my food like crazy.

    Know that you can (cause you have) do this, and you will do this. And of course, you're not alone. Thank you for sharing your story. emoticon emoticon
    2812 days ago
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    2812 days ago
    I can relate - this past month or so I seem determined to wipe out what little progress I have made...

    Also bummed bcz my L outer metatarsal is sore - hoping it's only a minor strain instead of something major, such as a stress fracture! I do seem to warm out of it when I walk but obviously NO RUNNING until this is feeling better.
    2812 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13928790
    emoticon emoticon Don't give up and you will never hit that high weight again, slips are just slips. My worst was a week- but I'm on track again! emoticon
    2812 days ago
    Breathe in, hold it for two beats and blow it out! You're okay, you've got your head on straight. Close the door on everything that happened before right now and move forward.

    Take care of that hip! Being sidelined with my heel has taught me it's a bad idea to push things.

    There's a video on spark about stretches for runners. There's a stretch in there for the IT band which could cause hip pain. Stand by a wall, your right said facing the wall, right hand on the wall, cross right leg in front of left and lean into the hall to stretch your right hip, then turn around and stretch your left hip.

    Have faith. This too shall pass!
    2812 days ago
    Yes, you can do this!

    Don't forget, weight loss is 80% about what you eat and only 20% about how you move. If you need to rest your body or part of your body, don't panic, just rest up and let yourself heal.

    Don't get sloppy and let yourself slip into that all-or-nothing thinking that since you can't tackle the 20% of your progress from the exercise that you then have permission to blow the 80% of your progress which is just-the-way-you-eat-now. There are plenty of upper body things you can be doing while your hip is on the mend. I'm sure your Crossfit trainer will tell you the same thing.

    And always remember who you're cheating when you cheat!


    Stay strong!
    2813 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2013 11:15:20 AM
  • PGHP31CK
    New day = fresh start!

    You WILL do it, and you'll be in Onderland before you know it!

    Cheering you on!!!!!!
    2813 days ago
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    You can do it! You're smart not to stress an already sore joint. I was not so smart a month or so ago and ended up not able to do my walk/run for over a week.
    2813 days ago
    I hope you heal quickly but in the mean time do what you can to stay on track. You are worth it!
    2813 days ago
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